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Re: data corrupting bug in 2.4.20 ext3, data=journal

Nick Piggin wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> >In 2.4.20-pre5 an optimisation was made to the ext3 fsync function
> >which can very easily cause file data corruption at unmount time.  This
> >was first reported by Nick Piggin on November 29th (one day after 2.4.20 was
> >released, and three months after the bug was merged.  Unfortunate timing)
> >
> In fact it was reported on lkml on 18th July IIRC before 2.4.19 was
> released if that is any help to you. 2.4.19 and 2.4.20 are affected
> and I haven't tested previous releases. I was going to re-report it
> sometime, but Alan brought it to light just the other day.

Are you sure?  I can't make it happen on 2.4.19.  And disabling the new
BH_Freed logic (which went into 2.4.20-pre5) makes it go away.

--- linux-akpm/fs/jbd/commit.c~a	Sun Dec  1 23:10:12 2002
+++ linux-akpm-akpm/fs/jbd/commit.c	Sun Dec  1 23:10:27 2002
@@ -695,7 +695,7 @@ skip_commit: /* The journal should be un
 		 * use in a different page. */
 		if (__buffer_state(bh, Freed)) {
 			clear_bit(BH_Freed, &bh->b_state);
-			clear_bit(BH_JBDDirty, &bh->b_state);
+//			clear_bit(BH_JBDDirty, &bh->b_state);
 		if (buffer_jdirty(bh)) {


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